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Trade Description:

A certified welder has the knowledge, ability and skills required to lay out, cut, prepare, repair, form, bend, install and join metals using a variety of welding equipment. Since the range of industrial items made of metal is extensive, welders must not only be versatile but also highly skilled.

Welders are employed by boiler and heavy machinery manufacturers, metal fabrication shops, the aerospace industry, transportation companies and welding shops.

In addition to a Red Seal endorsed certification-theory examination, a practical examination is required for this trade.

Trade Regulation PDF Document Prepping for the Exam - Booklist
National Occupational Analysis

Apprenticeship - Annual Requirements:

Levels Total Hours/Year
(On-the-Job & Technical Training)
Total Weeks/Year
(Technical Training)
Delivered By
3 1,800   8-8-8 ACC 

Training Standards:

PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document Level Two PDF Document NOA Subtask to Unit Comparison
PDF Document Level Three

Practice Practical Exams:

 PDF DocumentStructural Level 1  PDF DocumentStructural Level 2  PDF DocumentStructural Level 3

Red Seal Exam Information

Red Seal Exam Breakdown Red Seal Exam Self-Assessment Guide
Sample Exams Red Seal Exam Self-Assessment Guide (PDF)
Types of Exam Questions Red Seal Exam Preparation Guide

Challenging the Exam - Trades Qualification:

Years of Experience Hours Required Additional Practical
Exam Required
4.5 8,100 Yes
PDF Document Structural
PDF Document Pressure (Revised)
PDF Document Employer Declaration | PDF Document Employer Declaration (FR)
PDF Document Statutory Declaration | PDF Document Statutory Declaration (FR)

Designated Trainers:

PDF Document Work Experience Form

Accredited Programs:

Apprenticeship Trade Training Institution -
Secondary Schools
Training Institution -
Post-Secondary Schools
Training Institution
Program Name
__ Assiniboine Community College, School of Trades & Technology Welding Program 1
__ College of Morden Inc. Industrial Welding Program 1
College Sturgeon Heights Collegiate __ Industrial Welding Program 1
Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School __ Welding Program 1
Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary School __ Welding Program 1
__ Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School Industrial Welding and Metal Fabrication Program 1
Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology Industrial Welding Program 1
Morden Collegiate __ Welding Program 1
Morris School __ Welding Technology Program 1
Murdoch MacKay Collegiate __ Welding Technology Program 1
R. B. Russell Vocational School __ Welder Program 1
__ Red River College Welder Pre-Apprenticeship Program 1
__ Red River College, Mech, Manufacturing & Materials Welding Program 1
Steinbach Regional Secondary School __ Welder Program 1
Swan Valley Regional Secondary School __ Welding Program 1
__ University College of the North - The Pas Industrial Welding Program 1